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Educational Programs

As a dedicated educator, I am pleased to offer a comprehensive selection of educational programs for pianists of all skill levels. My expertise in online coaching and video analysis allows for personalized instruction tailored to individual needs, with a focus on solo repertoire, piano concerti, chamber music, and collaborative performance. My students have achieved remarkable success, including top prizes in international competitions and acceptance to renowned universities and conservatories.

In addition to one-on-one instruction, I also provide online courses and seminars for students passionate about music. These courses encompass a range of subjects, including piano pedagogy, literature, historically informed performance, sight-reading, music theory, keyboard harmony, and entrepreneurship.

As an accomplished masterclass instructor, I regularly impart my knowledge and experience at festivals and institutions worldwide. Furthermore, I have ample experience as an adjudicator and have served on examination boards across the globe.

My teaching philosophy is centered on promoting a lifelong passion for music in my students. I aim to create a positive and supportive learning environment in which students can develop their skills while experiencing the joy of music-making.
  • Online Coaching

    Online Coaching & Video Analysis

    My students have achieved outstanding success in the realm of piano performance, including capturing top prizes in prestigious international competitions and being accepted to renowned universities and conservatories.

    To assist in their development, I provide both online and in-person coaching sessions, along with video analysis in the following areas:

    Solo Repertoire: to help students develop their individual style and artistic expression, by focusing on the interpretation of the scores and the technical requirements of the pieces.
    Piano Concerti: to give students the opportunity to perform with an orchestra and learn how to conduct themselves in a professional setting.
    Chamber Music: to teach students how to work in a small ensemble and learn how to listen and respond to others while playing.
    Collaborative: to teach students how to work in partnership with singers, instrumentalists or other pianists, and learn how to create a balance in the ensemble.
  • Online Courses

    Online Courses & Seminars

    As a passionate educator, I take great pride and honor in sharing my knowledge and expertise with students who share my enthusiasm for music. I am currently offering a variety of courses and seminars, including:

    Piano Pedagogy: to teach students how to teach piano effectively by understanding the technical and artistic demands of piano playing.
    Piano Literature: to expose students to the wide range of piano repertoire and help them to develop their interpretive and technical skills.
    Historically Informed Performance: to give students a deeper understanding of the historical and cultural context of the music, and the tools to perform it in the most authentic way possible.
    Sight-Reading: to teach students how to read and play new music quickly and accurately, an essential skill for any professional musician.
    Music Theory: to help students understand the underlying structure of music and how it functions, which can greatly enhance their understanding and enjoyment of music.
    Keyboard Harmony: to teach students how to accompany and harmonize melodies, and to create their own accompaniments.
    Entrepreneurship: to provide students with the knowledge and skills to navigate the music industry, such as how to create a website, how to market oneself and how to create opportunities.
  • Masterclasses


    As an accomplished and sought-after educator, I frequently offer masterclasses at esteemed festivals and institutions across the globe, including the United States, Europe and Asia. My masterclasses provide an opportunity for students to learn from my experience and expertise, and to gain insights into the art and craft of piano performance. They are a valuable experience for students who are looking to improve their skills and gain a deeper understanding of the music they perform.
  • Adjudications & Exams

    Adjudications & Exams

    I am highly respected and well-regarded in the field of music education, and am frequently called upon to serve as an adjudicator and jury member on international platforms. My extensive experience and knowledge in the field have led to my appointment as a member of exam boards across the globe, where I evaluate the performances of aspiring musicians and provide valuable feedback and guidance to help them reach their full potential.
  • Teaching Philosophy

    Teaching Philosophy

    My teaching philosophy centers around instilling a lifelong love and appreciation for music in my students. I strive to create a positive and supportive learning environment where students can develop their skills and find joy in the music-making process. I believe that a passion for music is essential for an individual's personal and professional growth, and I strive to nurture this in my students through effective and engaging instruction.

Your Instructor - Dr. Archie Chen

Your Instructor, Dr. Archie Chen
As an individual driven by a passion for learning and a deep love for piano and music education, I am dedicated to continually developing, growing, and maintaining a prominent presence in my scholarly and creative work. My passion for piano has resulted in a wide range of achievements that have been recognized by various organizations and bodies. For example, I have been the recipient of numerous awards, grants, and fellowships, including the Arts Council of Ireland Grant for my research on Chopin from a Historically Informed Performance perspective, the Tyrone Guthrie Centre Fellowship for recognition of my place as an Artist in Ireland and the New York Classical Music Society Artist of the Year. This award recognized my success in conceiving, designing and creating the Dublin International Piano Festival, which has successfully run for 5 consecutive editions.

I am a highly capable and creative individual, with a proven track record as a teacher, communicator, performer, collaborator, creator, and developer of programs and events. My dedication to music education and the piano is evident in the numerous achievements I have made in these fields. My research and scholarly work have been widely recognized and I am committed to sharing my expertise through my teaching and performance.
Lesson with Archie Chen. This was on the first day of the course and as a result I think I was at my most nervous for this lesson, but I enjoyed the lesson very much, particularly as Archie clarified something which has bothered me for a few years (I have occasionally received negative comments in the past for playing unsteadily). I also admired the way that Archie could instantly give witty and imaginative readings of specific passages, suggesting ideas I would never otherwise have imagined.
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Dr. Archie Chen is a Sony Classical Recording Artist
Archie Chen records for Sony Classical
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